What's on Our Events Tales of The Smeds and The Smoos Axel Scheffler, the world-famous illustrator is hosting three exclusive live events for children and their parents and reading his latest creation with author Julia Donaldson ‘The Smeds and The Smoos,’ as well as everyone’s favourite ‘The Gruffalo’. These exciting live shows will take place on Saturday 16th November at St Stephen's Church, Twickenham at 10am, 11.40am and 1.20pm. The Smeds and the Smoos is a heart-warming tale of two alien species, the Smoos (who are blue) and the Smeds (who are red) and who never mix until they fall in love. Set in space with charming illustrations and a lovely message about friendship, the book will inspire a love of reading in children from 3 upwards. At the events, Axel will also be drawing his most famous characters, The Gruffalo, Stickman, Snail and the Whale…and teaching the children how to draw them too! Each show lasts approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a FREE book signing session**. Do your Christmas shopping with us and support your local wildlife charity!There will be plenty of books and stocking fillers available to purchase at the event. Tickets £9*. Suitable from 3 years. If you have any questions about the event please contact Lucia Pekarova. *All children under 12 years must be accompanied by an adult. All accompanying adults must purchase their own ticket, e.g. a parent and child would need two tickets. All the proceeds from the event will enable Environment Trust to conserve wildlife and heritage in our local area for the benefit of all. **Please note: book signing will be limited to one book per person/family if they are brought from home, however, Axel will sign all new books/prints bought from Environment Trust bookstall at the event. Thank you for your cooperation. Booking for this event has now closed.